Webuye East residents urged to embrace August census

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Ndivisi MCA Martin Pepela
Ndivisi MCA Martin Pepela in a past function

Webuye East and Bungoma residents have been urged to make sure they take part in the census slated for August. Addressing residents in Misikhu, Ndivisi ward, MCA Martin Pepela said it’s a chance for the Luhya community to show they’ve a population large enough to warrant more funding from the national government. Pepela said previously, Western Kenya residents didn’t fully participate in the census and it’s why the region got raw deals, adding that this time round, leaders will walk from house to house to make sure all families are counted.

He faulted parents who hide their children who are physically challenged and urged them to desist form the practice. He said they should bring them out so that they can get the required assistance, given that there are many organizations that can cater for them, and that the children should be counted and registered in the census so that more funds to address their needs can be released.

The Ndivisi MCA pledged to put up lights on the Misikhu-Kimilili street to boost businesses within the ward and emphasized that all markets will get lighting in order to curb insecurity. He urged leaders to coordinate and work together for the sake of development and avoid 2022 politics, as no one knows the political shape that will be in force at that penultimate hour.